This week, Colchester Trainees took in the views of the town with a guided tour from Philip (Heritage Manager), Tom (Colchester Museums Manager) and Jess (Collections and Learning Curator). Colchester is full of history(!) and having a tour allows you to fully appreciate the scope of it’s past.
The best part of the tour was being allowed onto the roof of the beautiful St Johns Abbey! The Abbey itself played an important part in the Siege of Colchester (during the English civil war) and was used as a gunpowder store. You can still see cracks and dents from cannon balls blasting into the building!